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05-07-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 82,966
Posted By j0e_bik3

thats amazing, 1) I was not talking...

thats amazing,

1) I was not talking (typing) to you
2) $25 for a can of REAL CLEARCOAT is only SLIGHTLY expensive (PPG's LEAST expensive clearcoat= OMNI=$45@ quart
3)ALL of the "methods" you...
05-06-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 82,966
Posted By j0e_bik3

why do you guys insist on using absolute CRAP to...

why do you guys insist on using absolute CRAP to paint your bikes with?
why would you wait TWO MONTHS (or longer) for paint to dry, when for $25 more you can assemble it the NEXT DAY!?!? (and it'll...
05-06-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,488
Posted By j0e_bik3

WD-40 was DESIGNED as a moisture barrier, and...

WD-40 was DESIGNED as a moisture barrier, and water displacer and then they found out that it works great as a lubricant, or "stuck fastener loosener upper",...I use it on anything I want to control...
05-06-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,094
Posted By j0e_bik3

the sky is falling! the sky is falling!

the sky is falling!
the sky is falling!
05-06-08, 02:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 82,966
Posted By j0e_bik3

using cheap spray paint (like painters touch, or...

using cheap spray paint (like painters touch, or dupli-clor), and shooting too many un-needed coats will get you a soft easily damaged paint job.

shoot just enough coats to hide whats underneath,...
04-30-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,491
Posted By j0e_bik3

I would have told that cop to F____ right the...

I would have told that cop to F____ right the F____ off (wouldn't be the first time)

THEN you'd have a badge number!

I'd be as pissed off as you are, but DON'T JUST LET IT GO,....I'd get a...
04-28-08, 01:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,814
Posted By j0e_bik3

yes, I have been restoring motorcycles for over...

yes, I have been restoring motorcycles for over 35 years now, and if one of my employees EVER took steel wool to anything chrome, it would be grounds for termination, or at least a serious...
04-27-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,814
Posted By j0e_bik3

IF the fork is in fact chrome plated totally, and...

IF the fork is in fact chrome plated totally, and then painted over:

I don't know who suggested steel wool for chrome?!?!? dude that'll scratch it SO BAD, IT WILL NEVER POLISH OUT,......so don't...
04-26-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,844
Posted By j0e_bik3

ya, dependink on der adhesivez dey shuut...

ya, dependink on der adhesivez dey shuut schticken joost fyne.

be suren to posten der pix, yah? :p
04-26-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,844
Posted By j0e_bik3

matte I paint, and I'm ALWAYS doing glossy,...

matte

I paint, and I'm ALWAYS doing glossy, but I did my old GT mountain bike in a matte purple (eggplant), and it looked REALLY cool, even when filthy with dirt and mud,.....nice thing was just...
04-25-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By j0e_bik3

exactly,..so what I'm seeing is the extra flash...

exactly,..so what I'm seeing is the extra flash (un-saturated fibers, bag, etc) folded back inside the tube,...certainly not the way I'd go about finishing the ends of a CF bar, but you get what you...
04-23-08, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By j0e_bik3

I don't understand, how does that extra "flash"...

I don't understand, how does that extra "flash" on the inside of the tube affect the CF's integrity?

or am I not seeing what the trouble is?
04-23-08, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By j0e_bik3

special forces mantra: "if it's stupid, but it...

special forces mantra:
"if it's stupid, but it works, it's no longer stupid."
04-23-08, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,093
Posted By j0e_bik3

thats about it nice descrip.

thats about it

nice descrip.
04-22-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,328
Posted By j0e_bik3

and I heard the weed in japan was pretty...

and I heard the weed in japan was pretty good,...sorry you couldn't find a sack
:p
04-21-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,328
Posted By j0e_bik3

COMPLETELY dependent on the design, length,...

COMPLETELY dependent on the design, length, tubing taper, materials, etc,...so NO steel bars are NOT "stiffer than al bars"

a steel bar will flex and return to it's original shape, where as...
04-20-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,171
Posted By j0e_bik3

how would the decals not burn or melt when the...

how would the decals not burn or melt when the frame is heated to 350-400 degrees when you do the clear powdercoat?

I imagine they make metallic or foil decals that would take the heat,..but I...
04-20-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,328
Posted By j0e_bik3

CF (and other composites as well) have a natural...

CF (and other composites as well) have a natural "dampening" tendency,......so like a steel bar, they flex and return to the original shape, thus dampening some of the transmitted vibrations from the...
04-20-08, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By j0e_bik3

no, it's not common for conversions (or any...

no, it's not common for conversions (or any bicycle)
and yes, it's significant, because every time you look behind to check your six, or traffic, your going to drift to your left. (not good)

I...
04-19-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,245
Posted By j0e_bik3

my little brother got his tongue stuck in a...

my little brother got his tongue stuck in a microwave, and my grandmom just hijacked a school bus full of penguins, I always wondered why chicks named margaret are always called "peggy".
04-19-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By j0e_bik3

if it was me, I'd PAINT IT to look like the...

if it was me, I'd PAINT IT to look like the police tape,...it's just yellow with black block letters

you could even get some computer cut masking so the lettering would look correct.

but don't...
04-19-08, 05:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,939
Posted By j0e_bik3

or they could just be from India.......:p (nice...

or they could just be from India.......:p (nice play on words tho ;) )


my schpupkis likes FiZiK saddles
04-19-08, 05:01 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,737
Posted By j0e_bik3

thats TWO words and you don't "get it" do...

thats TWO words

and you don't "get it" do you?


oh yeah, my word,............

peddling
04-17-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,456
Posted By j0e_bik3

I'm usually not one to make negative comments on...

I'm usually not one to make negative comments on others paint work,....

but I can't believe you painted over that frickin BAD @$$ champagne centurion, with the two tone head tube, for a flat black...
04-17-08, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,438
Posted By j0e_bik3

I have a set, and although I'm only 165lbs, I...

I have a set, and although I'm only 165lbs, I just beat the living crap outta those wheels, and they have held up great: still true and round, and still make a "ringing" sound when you ride on...
04-17-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By j0e_bik3

there are several ways: A) contact the...

there are several ways:

A) contact the frame/bicycle manufacturer and get the color information(code, paint chip, etc,..)

B) go to a "color shop" (autobody supply house) bring a sample of the...
04-16-08, 12:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By j0e_bik3

simple,...****ty cheaply applied enamel, looks...

simple,...****ty cheaply applied enamel, looks like a direct to metal job, with no epoxy, or etch primer = chipmaster paint job

the frame may be awesome, but they put a $15 dollar rattlecan job...
04-16-08, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By j0e_bik3

"canada?,...ya just can't trust a country that...

"canada?,...ya just can't trust a country that can't tell the difference between bacon and ham" ----Howie Mandell
04-16-08, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By j0e_bik3

it's kind of like: if you ask that question in...

it's kind of like: if you ask that question in the first place, I KNOW you have no idea how to shoot a coat of clear.

there is also a HUGE learning curve when using those types of paints for the...
04-16-08, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By j0e_bik3

he's absolutely right, and again almost NO one...

he's absolutely right, and again almost NO one protects their eyes and skin.

for a home setup with a detail gun and a small compressor, you can get away with a full face dust/mist mask (3M=home...
04-16-08, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,098
Posted By j0e_bik3

google "colorsanding and polishing" and you'll...

google "colorsanding and polishing" and you'll get about ten thousand pages and 47 you tube vid clips

also polishing with a rotary buffer on a tubular surface like a bicycle frame is just ASKING...
04-15-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,937
Posted By j0e_bik3

+1 don't try a laptop either! :eek:

+1

don't try a laptop either! :eek:
04-15-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By j0e_bik3

the one suggestion I'll make (that no one else...

the one suggestion I'll make (that no one else did) is to SHOOT A TEST PANEL FIRST.

I can't believe how many autobody and custom painting forums have the standard "help! I shot clearcoat and it...
04-15-08, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By j0e_bik3

yes shot peening is JUST like sandblasting,...

yes shot peening is JUST like sandblasting, except they use a metal bead.

any color would be applied after,....if you DO decide on paint be SURE to use an etching primer first for best...
04-15-08, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,537
Posted By j0e_bik3

go down to the home depot, and look in the tool...

go down to the home depot, and look in the tool section, where they have the table saw blades you'll see a paper tube with waxy goo for making smooth cuts in wood or whatever (or just ask for it). ...
04-14-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By j0e_bik3

denatured SLX ethanol (alcohol) should...

denatured SLX ethanol (alcohol) should completely loosen the glue, making decal removal very easy.
04-14-08, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,537
Posted By j0e_bik3

carbide blade, fastest speed, and use the wax...

carbide blade, fastest speed, and use the wax too,...

it'll cut easy, you'll see

don't forget to deburr the cut edge when done or you'll slice your self open on it.
04-14-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By j0e_bik3

you can't lift a decal,..and have the decal in...

you can't lift a decal,..and have the decal in any kind of shape to reproduce.

take a close up digital picture of the decal, and contact JRestore and send him the pix and let him do his thing.
...
04-14-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By j0e_bik3

I'm not sure what your asking. you can get...

I'm not sure what your asking.

you can get the bars shot peened, call around at various automotive parts shops (shot peening valve springs is sometimes done AT the store) or machine shops.

you...
04-14-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,691
Posted By j0e_bik3

don't use an oven that will ever have food in it,...

don't use an oven that will ever have food in it, as you will NEVER get the paint smell out. (your wife is a smart lady) if you know someone that works in a body shop, some have giant curing rooms,...
04-14-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By j0e_bik3

just a technical point: you want POLYETHYLENE...

just a technical point: you want POLYETHYLENE FOAM,....not styrofoam (which is polystyrene foam)


those pool noodles would be perfect on your tarck bile. :p
04-14-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,691
Posted By j0e_bik3

the can of spray paint SHOULD have directions on...

the can of spray paint SHOULD have directions on the back, it will tell you the suggested drying times.

the PRIMER coat SHOULD be sanded before topcoating with a color coat for best results, so...
04-14-08, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By j0e_bik3

yes, simply LIGHTLY scuff the original matte...

yes, simply LIGHTLY scuff the original matte finish clear, and then shoot a high gloss clearcoat directly over the scuffed matte finish.

this should cure nice and glossy and you should get good...
04-13-08, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By j0e_bik3

yes, you scuff the clearcoat already on the...

yes, you scuff the clearcoat already on the frame, so the next layers of clearcoat will stick, even the clear CF areas, as the new clearcoat will NOT stick to a shiny surface like that.
the reason...
04-13-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By j0e_bik3

good question, and this one has a fairly easy...

good question, and this one has a fairly easy answer.

Yes, you may certainly sand the original finish down (using it like the "primer") and simply paint over it.

for a bonded composite frame I...
04-13-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By j0e_bik3

Cheap "hillbilly caliper": take an adjustable...

Cheap "hillbilly caliper": take an adjustable cresent wrench and snug it down on the post, then measure across the wrench jaw tips,.......try and measure with the post still in the wrench jaws for...
04-11-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By j0e_bik3

this "sanding between coats" is for WOODEN...

this "sanding between coats" is for WOODEN FURNITURE,...NOT bicycle frames.

if I do nothing else on this forum it will be to dispell these totally uneeded time wasting steps when painting...
04-11-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,182
Posted By j0e_bik3

yeah but it's the 21'st century, maybe we should...

yeah but it's the 21'st century, maybe we should change it to "CRO-MO-RONIC", instead of just "IRONIC". :D


but yeah, this is the LAST place to start talking about internet manners and etiquette ...
04-10-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,338
Posted By j0e_bik3

no no no,....gasoline will melt some older...

no no no,....gasoline will melt some older lacquer paint types

ETHANOL (yes, good 100 proof vodka will work), I go to home depot and get the "denatured SLX ethanol"@ about $4.50 a quart,...

the...
04-09-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By j0e_bik3

I HOPE your painter has experience shooting...

I HOPE your painter has experience shooting fades,....it's NOT easy, by any stretch.

that old klein above is a GREAT example of how to properly fade two colors

I shot so many fades in the...
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